BREAKING: Gor Mahia raids Western Stima for highly-rated center-back

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia FC have completed the signing of defender Maurice Ojwang from Kisumu side Western Stima FC.

Soka understands that the reigning league champions are still active in the transfer window after jetting back from the CECAFA Kagame Cup and Ojwang’s capture points to a side keen on solidifying its unit before the title defence begins.

A move aimed at reinforcing the champions’ backline ahead of the new season- and possible replacement for current skipper Harun Shakava who is rumored to be on his way out, Ojwang joins K’Ogalo on a three-year contract from the Powermen whom he has served for four years.

Ojwang will reunite with a couple of former teammates he played with at Western Stima. Geoffrey Ochieng is one of them [IMAGE- Fabian Odhiambo]

Hassan Oktay’s charges didn’t perform too well in the recently concluded CECAFA Kagame Cup, bowing out at the quarter-finals stage in the tournament held in Rwanda and won by KCCA FC.

He, Oktay, has, however, not been shy of voicing his concerns over the lack of experience in the champions’ new signings.

This could, therefore, inform the decision to rope in Ojwang- a sturdy center-half who partnered Joash Onyango to a club-high fifth place finish in the 2016 KPL season with Western Stima.

Ojwang joins the champions reuniting with former teammates Onyango, Kenneth Muguna, Bernard Ondiek and Geoffrey Okoth.